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Philip’s Story – Pathways Student

Darla and Patrick, Philip’s parents, share that when Philip was going to graduate from Union High School, they looked for a program where he could retain what he had learned over the years and gain new skills. Skills that would make him independent and help him learn safety, cook, improve his speech, writing, and so…

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Pathways is her happy place!

Sarah is a student who doesn’t say much, but her quiet strength, gentleness, and the way she treats others say a lot about her. At Pathways, you will find her reading her Bible, smiling at others, and engaged in the lessons she is being taught. Her smile is contagious, and her gratitude for our Pathways…

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Chelsea’s Experience as a Teacher at Pathways

Pathways to me means acceptance. It’s a safe place where our students can learn, make mistakes, and be encouraged in what they are learning. They are capable of so much and have the wonderful ability to persevere. Watching them thrive in their sporting competitions at Special Olympics is a great example of this. The way…

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When God Answers Prayers

There is beauty in being consistent and having faith. The type of faith that can move mountains as someone waits with the expectation that God is listening and that in His timing, He answers those prayers according to His will. For months Pathways student, Tiffany asked her virtual mentor who lives in Utah that she would…

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Thankful & Thriving

It’s beautiful to see our students’ unique personalities, their compassion for others, their intelligence, and their strength. Much of the world may think they can’t do or think for themselves, but every day, they prove it’s not true through their hard work and dedication to applying what they are learning. Through our vision for each of…

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Thriving at Pathways

Whether it is in-person or virtually, we want our students to know that they have a safe environment to learn and be who God created them to be. During bible study, they are constantly reminded of how fearfully and wonderfully made they are. Regardless of their disability, each one of them is treated with respect and dignity. We acknowledge…

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Richard Enjoys Pathways

Before Pathways, Richard worked for the Cancer Treatment Center of America. He was a medical records transporter and could maneuver his way around that complicated building. He worked for the Oncology Department. When Cancer Treatment Center moved to its present location, all medical records changed to digital, and there was no position for him. But they had a need…

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“I am Ordinary”

April is “Autism Acceptance Month,” in honor of our students who are autistic; we want to share with you about Tiffany. “My name is Tiffany, and I am autistic. If someone didn’t know much about autism and wanted to understand, I would tell them that I am an ordinary person who wants to be treated just…

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Living with Down Syndrome

When Matthew was born, the doctors gave me a book called “Babies with Down Syndrome.” I didn’t know anything about it, but somewhere in the book, it said that children with Down syndrome are more like other kids than they are different. Reading that part was what I held on to as a mom, and…

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My Disability is Filled with Purpose

When I was born, I didn’t have the nerve that connects the eyes and the ears to the brain. Nerves like that don’t grow back after birth. The doctors at a prestigious university hospital said I would never be able to take care of myself and should be placed in an institution. But God had a…

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